Bachelor of Arts Social Work

Baccalaureate Social Work Program

 

Baccalaureate Mission Statement of the Carver School of Social Work:

Campbellsville University’s Baccalaureate Social Work Program stresses academic excellence and personal growth within a nurturing, Christian environment. The program expands the University’s mission in advancing students toward continued learning in all aspects of life with specialized emphasis on the professional application of generalist social work practice. Scholarship, leadership, and Christian service are practiced as a part of the baccalaureate program with encouragement and emphasis placed on continuation throughout life. As a facilitator of progressive change, the social work program strives to teach service within diverse communities, organizations, groups, families, and individuals, all in the context of Christian service.
The Baccalaureate Social Work Program at Campbellsville University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education  (CSWE).

Social Work Program Goals:

The social work program at Campbellsville University will:
  1. Prepare students for competent practice as generalist-level social workers with client systems of various sizes and types;
  2. Prepare students for practice with diverse populations, locally, regionally and nationally;
  3. Provide content about the social context of social work practice, the changing nature of that context, the behavior of organizations and the dynamics of change;
  4. Prepare graduates to demonstrate acquire values, ethics and beliefs that are universal in the social work profession and helpful in preparing students for leadership and Christian service;
  5. Prepare graduates that are aware of their responsibility to continue their professional growth, development and education.

Phi Alpha 

Phi Alpha is a National Social Work Honor Society.  The purpose of XI Omega Phi Alpha is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and to promote humanitarian goals and ideals.  Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into its membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.  The highest honor that one can receive in social work  is an invitation to join Phi Alpha Honor Society.  Phi Alpha Honor Society is assigned a meaning indicating “love of humanity.”  Phi Alpha strives to recognize, improve and further the goals of social work in the community, state, nation and world.
An undergraduate student is eligible for active membership after achieving the following National and Local Chapter minimum requirements:

  1. Have a declared social work major
  2. Have completed 8 semester hours of social work courses
  3. Have attained academic excellence not only in social work education, but also in all other academic areas by achieving a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.25 Social Work GPA
  4. Demonstrate that they are dedicated to the idea of service to humanity
  5. Demonstrate a commitment to the standards, ethics, and goals of the social work profession.

A graduate student is eligible for active membership after achieving the following National and Local Chapter Requirements:

  1. Have a declared social work major
  2. Have completed 8 credit hours of social work courses
  3. Have attained academic excellence by achieving a 3.50 GPA
  4. Demonstrate that they are dedicated to the idea of service to humanity
  5. Demonstrate a commitment to the standards, ethics, and goals of the social work profession.

The Public Child Welfare Certification Program

The Public Child Welfare Certification Program is a pre-service education and training program for undergraduate junior and senior social work students designed to support the recruitment and retention of child welfare workers.  The creative partnership between the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services, and public/private universities with social work programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education serves as a national model for improved child welfare services.  This joint effort includes a special tract of child welfare courses and agency training courses for junior and senior students accepted into the program.  The goal of the program is to fill the ranks of Child Welfare with the most competent and well-trained workers who can provide high quality services immediately following employment.
These students are provided tuition assistance and a stipend each semester they are in the program.  Upon graduation, these students must complete a two-year employment commitment with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Campbellsville University is allocated a minimum of ten (10) bachelor level student slots for admission per year. 
To be eligible for the program, you must be a fulltime BSW social work major.  You must have

  • An overall cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 in social work courses
  • Receive no less than a “B” in the required PCWCP courses and field practicum
  • Have at least 3 semesters and not more than 4 semesters of undergraduate courses left to take
  • Have taken a social work practice course prior to taking the second of two PCWCP courses

To date, Campbellsville University has graduated 19 PCWCP students.  There are currently 11 social work students in the program.  PCWCP graduates are employed in Protection and Permanency Offices across the state including: Adair, Nelson, Hardin, Grayson, Taylor, Washington, Marion, LaRue and Casey.  Approximately 30 to 35% of each social work cohort at the Carver School of Social Work and Counseling is currently entering the PCWCP program. 

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Field & Practicum Information

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